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Department Center for Endocrine Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6568
Desk:
216.444.5664
Fax:
216.636.0662

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation Of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation Of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paraganglioma Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery for Adrenal
  • Robotic Surgery for Liver
  • Robotic Surgery for Parathyroid
  • Robotic Surgery for Thyroid
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Beta-cell disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Goiter
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors Of The Liver
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 37 Specialties +
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Biography

About Allan Siperstein, MD

Allan Siperstein, MD, is Chair of Endocrine Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He also serves as Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program and Endocrine Surgery Fellowship.



Dr. Siperstein completed his medical school training at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and his general surgery residency and endocrine surgery training at the University of California, San Francisco. From 1990 until 1999 he was a Faculty member in the Department of General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Since then he has been a Staff member at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to endocrine surgery, he has had a long interest in minimally invasive surgery and surgical sonography. Since 1992, he has been teaching coursework in intraoperative and laparoscopic ultrasound techniques.

Current research interests include thyroid and parathyroid disease, in particular molecular markers for the identification of thyroid cancers. Clinical studies have focused on minimal incision approaches to thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has had a long interest in the development of technologies for laparoscopic thermal ablation of hepatic tumors. Current studies continue to focus on technical advances in this area, as well as the impact of the procedure on long-term survival. He is a member of many surgical organizations, including the American Surgical Association, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and SAGES.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1990

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Endocrine Surgery-Research
San Francisco, CA USA
1988

Internship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1984

Medical Education - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
M.D.
Dallas, TX USA
1983

Undergraduate - Stanford University
Biological Sciences
Stanford, CA USA
1979

Certifications

  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

adrenal disease, Adrenal disorders, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Calcium Disorders, endocrine hypertension, endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid diseases and surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid), general and laparoscopic surgery, General Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation Of Liver Tumors, Minimally Invasive Surgery, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes, parathyroid and calcium disorders, pancreatic endocrine tumors, thyroid, Thyroid Cancer, thyroid cancers, Thyroid cancers and Flushing Syndromes, Thyroid Disease, thyroid disorders, thyroid nodules

Awards & Honors

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2011
  • Cleveland's Top Doctors, 2011

Innovations & Patents

  • Radiofrequency thermal ablation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Allan Siperstein, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/6/2020, Dr. Siperstein has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

204 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Siperstein was great. He answered our questions and was very kind. Felt so much better about my diagnosis after speaking with him and getting a plan. I will definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr Siperstein and his nurse, Maureen Bell, are absolutely positively the BEST.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

I continue to recommend Dr Siperstein

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr Sipperstein is a very caring specialist. Alwats positive in attitude. He gives the best care

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr Siperstein is the constant professional. at once compassionate and intelligent, Dr Siperstein not only inspires excellence, he exudes a clear passion for his specialty that gives patients like me complete confidence.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

The Best Experience Dr.Siperstein Keep me Informed Step By Step With the Next Plan of Action About My Health.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

I waited abt a month to get my appt and 3 days (not counting the weekend) before I was informed of several tests I needed to have even before I saw the doctor.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr. Siperstein answered all my questions and explained my test results. He detailed my care plan and explained why additional testing was needed. He was kind and very professional. I felt reassured after talking to him.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Loved Dr. Siperstein

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I love my doctor and the Cleveland clinic. I feel so much comfort compared to other medical establishments

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Siperstein!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Everyone affiliated with Dr. A.S. presents the highest level of skilled care & concern.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr Siperstein went out of his way to accommodate me and my situation. I was very grateful for how quickly he was able to schedule me in.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

I am very pleased with Dr. Siperstein who is very courteous, Intelligent and explains things thoroughly. I am also very pleased with his Nurse Maureen who is very respectful, knowledgeable and very thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Siperstein is awesome, caring and one of my favorite physicians.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Siperstein and his team were great! Very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Thank you all for your help.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

This was one of the most pleasant, thorough and informative Dr appointments I've ever had. It helped prevent a totally unnecessary surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Siperstein always takes the time to listen to any concerns, and discusses issues with me.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

love Dr. Siperstein

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Doctor Siperstine and his Nurse Maureen and other staff were phenomenal felt very comfortable terrific bedside manner

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Very efficient office. I did not feel rushed but appointment was handled thoroughly and quickly. Dr. Siperstein and Dr. Babazadeh were great.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Very thankful for the doctor and office staff.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Siperstein always takes the time to listen to me, shows concern for me and my family, and makes sure we are comfortable with his explanations and the care plan going forward. I have the utmost faith and trust in Dr Siperstein.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

the dr was one of the best I ever had very professional

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Coming to the Cleveland clinic and to Dr. Siperstiend office is a pleasure it's always a very easy transaction

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The provider listened to my questions patiently and answered my questions on a level that I understood. I didn't feel as if I had to rush. He made me feel calm and confident that surgery was the best treatment for me.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr Siperstein was so easy to talk with and he explained everything. I loveed him

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr Siperstein is a wonder doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Siperstein was very reassuring and even humorous at times. I appreciate his expertise and compassion.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

I was so impressed at the personal time and attention that I received. So glad we came to see Dr. Siperstein and Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

I felt like I was a first priority with the staff and Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Sipperstein haas managed my care from surgery the way through my 5 year cancer free scans! He has been a constant source of support and hope for me and my family through my cancer journey and I am grateful to have him as apart of my care team.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Siperstein was very thorough. He listened to me and answered all my questions. I felt well cared for and reassured that I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Both Dr. Siperstien and his fellow Dr.Tiffany Sinclair were both amazing!! I came in with questions and a bit of nervousness and they both put my mind at ease. The questions I had in mind, they both answered w/o me even having to ask. I honestly can say out of all my visits within the Cleveland Clinic Dr. Eperstien office from check-in, to triage to nurse Maureen rooming me, to meeting the fellow Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Siperstein was a pleasure!!! I left feeling at peace with the descion of foregoing surgery. I can go on and on but you get the picture:) #theyaregreat

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

very happy with Dr siperstein and his staff

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

I am very pleased with my experience with doctor Siperstein and his staff. Very professional and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Siperstein has been very responsive and has answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Both doctors that i saw that day were great.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Siperstein walned me they every step before hand and was very attentive and answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I have been receiving excellent care from Dr. Allen Siperstein for the past 12 years.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr Siperstein was exceptional. very hands on, caring and thorough. I will recommend he to anyone who needs endocrine care. awesome and Thank You Doctor!!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Siperstein is terrific, he knows my issues, engages in a way that is friendly and accessible.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Siperstein was absolutely wonderful!!! Great sense of humor and the best bedside manner. He explains things so that it is very easy to understand and makes you feel totally at ease. On a previous visit his other nurse Maureen was also just fantastic!! I called her several times before my procedure and she is just a sweetheart!! The staff at the front office was also very friendly snd very helpful. My whole experience was just wonderful. I was very nervous and quite scared about the surgery, afterward I felt totally safe and calm during my stay.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

only problem was I waited over an hour to see dr and then felt rushed... but it is worth the wait

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

overall the appt. scheduling is fine. but when it comes to the Doctors letting my doctors in Toledo to know the info. it wasnt happening. I'm also awaiting an appt. to be scheduled for the gastrologist appt. since 7/22/20. I know with all that's going on w/ coronavirus outbreak, which slow things down. My last visit was good. my doctor explain everything to me.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Siperstein's staff is very professional, yet they make you feel at ease during what can be a tense time.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Siperstein makes me very at ease. He's extremely knowledgeable in his field and both my husband and myself feel very comfortable with him

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

I have been coming to Cleveland Clinic for about six years to get thyroid nodules looked at. This was the first time, I was told since they were biopsied I was good they are not like colon polys that can not turn cancerous . That is a relief all this time, I thought they could become cancerous. Thank you, Doctor Siperstein.

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